Military portrait of Bill Byron

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Item number: 84

Parent item: Collection of photos and notes about Bill Byron (#85)

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Storage location: Folder 1 (70)

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A photographic portrait and postcard of Bill Byron, sent to Ernest and Shakespeare Hall in 1917.

Public Domain Mark This work is free of known copyright restrictions and is in the public domain.

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"It was merry in the glowing morn
Among the gleaming grass
To wander as we wandered many a mile.
And watch the cool tobacco smoke in white wreaths as it passed
Sitting loosely in the saddle all the while.
T'was merry in the blackwoods
When we spied the station roofs
To wheel the wild scrub cattle at the yard.
With a running fire of stockwhips
And a firey run of hoofs
The hardest day was never then too hard."

"Gordon"

To E. & W. Hall,

With best wishes & kindest memories from

W. Byron.

Sinai Peninsula

1917.

Given to H.M. Wilson by Gwen Hutchison. Wm. Byron was my godfather & was killed in the 1914–18 war. 1979.

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